According to GSWO research, 100% of successful troops had an outdoor experience during their troop year! From our recent brainstorming sessions, here’s what leaders shared:
Recommended Camp Sites
For Daisies and Brownies:
Camps Whip Poor Will--Fernwood cabin
Camp Butterworth, in particular Friendship Lodge, Beehive and Turtle Ridge
Your own backyard!
For Juniors and older
Glen Shelters at Butterworth
Treehouses at GSWO camp
Favorite Camp Activities
Creeking, hiking, rock walls, team building games like human knot, skits, crafts, geo-caching, archery, flashlight tag, ropes courses, even “glamping” activities
Favorite Camp Foods
Banana boats, s’mores, grilled cheese or ham and cheese in pie irons, walking tacos, hot dogs, foil packet meals on the coals like pasta with toppings, dutch oven dump cakes.
Favorite Campfire Songs
Rock the Boat, Banana Slug, Princess Pat, Jellyfish, Percy the Polar Bear, Old Lady Leary, 40 years on an Iceberg, SuperCaliforniaSurferExpertOnTheOcean, Linger, PB in a dish, the shoe song